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Support drops for action on Iran

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 0:03
related countries: Iran Iran

International support for tough action over Iran's nuclear programme has fallen, a BBC poll finds.
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Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

US research links health problems suffered by Gulf War veterans to exposure to a particular group of chemicals.
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Army offensive on Kenya militia

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 1:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's army starts a major operation against an ethnic militia using heavy artillery and helicopter gunships.
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Obama spurns double ticket hints

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 4:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania

Barack Obama dismisses the idea of becoming Hillary Clinton's running mate in the US presidential election.
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China inflation hits fresh high

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 4:40
related countries: China China

High food prices drove Chinese consumer inflation to an 11-year high of 8.7% in February, figures show.
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China inflation hits fresh high

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 4:40
related countries: China China

High food prices drove Chinese consumer inflation to an 11-year high of 8.7% in February, figures show.
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US troops killed in Iraq bombing

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 6:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A bombing in the Iraqi province of Diyala kills three US soldiers and their interpreter, the US military says.
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Shuttle launched from Florida

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 6:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

The US shuttle Endeavour lifts off, carrying astronauts and equipment to the International Space Station.
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Bail denied for arms suspect Bout

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 6:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai court denies bail to suspected international arms dealer Viktor Bout over fears he could leave the country.
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US talks push for Mid-East peace

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 8:46
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US secretary of state holds talks with her Israeli counterpart, amid fresh moves to advance Mid-East peace.
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Cricket: Australia postpone tour

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 9:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Australia call off their tour of Pakistan until further notice because of security fears.
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Croats in Hague war crimes trial

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 10:20
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Three Croatian ex-generals go on trial at the UN war crimes tribunal in one of its most high-profile cases.
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Israeli police hold gunman's body

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 10:48
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police hold onto the body of seminary gunman Ala Abu Dhaim to stop his funeral turning political.
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Troops to seize Comoros island

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 10:58
related countries: Comoros Comoros

Troops from four African states are to try to take control of a Comoros island from a renegade leader.
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Ecuador border raid probe begins

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 10:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

An international team visits the site of a Colombian raid inside Ecuador that sparked a diplomatic crisis.
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Brazil landless blockade railway

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 11:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Landless farm workers stage a daylong blockade of a railway line used by Brazil's biggest mining company.
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Zuma challenges evidence seizures

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 11:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The leader of South Africa's ruling party tries to stop documents gathered in raids being used in his graft trial.
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Indian Tibetans 'defy march ban'

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 11:54
related countries: India India, China China

Tibetan refugees in India say they are defying a ban against them marching in protest over Chinese policy.
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Penang ends pro-Malay policy

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 12:03
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian state of Penang says it will no longer follow a government policy favouring ethnic Malays.
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Ex-Tamil Tigers win local polls

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 12:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A group of former Tamil Tiger rebels wins the first elections to be held in eastern Sri Lanka for more than 10 years.
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Saudi women make video protest

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 13:43
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi activists post video of a woman at the wheel of her car, in protest at the ban on female drivers.
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Hostel 'turned away' Aborigines

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 14:20
related countries: Australia Australia

A hostel in Australia could face legal action after allegedly refusing entry to a group of Aborigines.
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Iraq road bomb 'kills 16 people'

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 14:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A roadside bomb kills at least 16 people and injures 22 as they travel on a bus in southern Iraq, reports say.
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Deadly blasts hit Pakistani city

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 15:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

At least 24 people die in two bomb attacks - one at a key police building - in Pakistan's city of Lahore, officials say.
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UK to receive £120m EU flood aid

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to receive about £120m from the EU to help pay for damage caused by floods last summer.
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Cricket: Mascarenhas joins IPL

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 15:31
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dimitri Mascarenhas becomes the first England player to join the Indian Premier League and signs a new two-year deal with Hampshire.
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Afghan shops join doctors' strike

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 16:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

Shops and factories in the Afghan province of Herat join a doctors' strike to demand better security.
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STDs rife among US teenage girls

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 16:08
related countries: United States United States

At least one in four teenage girls in the US has a sexually transmitted disease, a study finds.
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First poll observers in Zimbabwe

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 16:10
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

African observers have been arriving in Zimbabwe's capital ahead of elections later this month.
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Belgium to pay Holocaust victims

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 16:16
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium's government and banks agree to pay $170m to survivors of the Holocaust and the Jewish community.
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Russia warns Nato over Georgia

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 16:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Abkhazia and South Ossetia are likely to secede if Nato seeks closer ties with Georgia, a Russian official says.
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Kenya MPs try to fast-track bills

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 16:33
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs seek to speed up the passing of legislation aimed at ending the unrest that followed disputed elections.
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Gay Iranian man loses asylum plea

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 16:40
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Iran Iran

An Iranian homosexual who says he will be executed if deported from the Netherlands loses his asylum claim.
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Somalis mourn killed peace cleric

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 17:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Mourners in Somalia's capital attend the funeral of a preacher well known for his sermons against violence.
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June date for Irish EU referendum

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 17:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal

Irish PM Bertie Ahern has told parliament the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty will be held in the second week of June.
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Nigeria oil rebel pipeline found

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 17:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigeria's army says it has found a private pipeline supplying oil to a militant's home in the Niger Delta.
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Frenchman jailed for Jordan slurs

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 17:55
related countries: Jordan Jordan, France France

A Jordanian court sentences a French national of Palestinian origin to three months in jail for slandering King Abdullah.
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Fed moves to ease credit crunch

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 21:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US Federal Reserve and other central banks announce further steps to tackle financial market woes.
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US report softens stance on China

Tuesday 11th of March 2008, 23:59
related countries: United States United States, China China

China is removed from a US list of the world's worst human rights violators in an annual state department report.
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